Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
Thanks to a reader for passing on:
“Epic Twitter rant about Comcast service issues in Logan Circle at 15th and Q NW that started in December 2016 to today and it still isn’t fixed that has created a condo wide problem of failed cable and Internet service.”
Continues after the jump. (more…)
Thanks to Sean for sending from 9th and S Street, NW.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns
I live in Brookland and absolutely love it. However, my neighbor across the alleyway does not have running water. As a result, he regularly urinates in the alleyway. He also has guests who have in the past urinated in the alley and defecated in a neighbor’s backyard (not even his own, which somehow bothered me more). I’ve talked to him about this to no avail – the house has a huge overdue water bill that he can’t pay, and it’s way too high for me to consider paying it for my own sanity. I contacted DCRA but they never sent anyone. Any thoughts on how to handle this? Is this even legal, to live without running water?”
The 1000 block of 6th St, NE is almost equidistant between the new H St. Whole Foods and Union Market. It is the home to JO Wilson Elementary School Athletic Fields, a new Capitol Bikeshare dock and the recently opened Old City Market. It is also home to one vacant house that since the late spring has become a nearly daily meeting place for a few of the blocks residents and dozens of non-residents. This week, the notice in the photo was posted on the wall of the Old City Market. Why? Because most days, beginning in the early afternoon, people congregate either in front of this vacant house to party or spread out around the entire block.
The party often lasts well past midnight and has included rowhouse shaking bass, air compressor fueled car washes, frequent dice games, alcohol drinking, marijuana smoking, people making lean (a mix of soda and codeine cough syrup for those of you not in the know) and the occasional bbq (on Memorial weekend there were over 100 people and two grills going at 1am) not to mention the constant barrage of fireworks (legal and illegal) over July 4th weekend. Parking has become so difficult on the block for residents that most mornings the street is virtually empty because residents have chosen to park elsewhere, even when spots are available. A few of the people definitely live on the block (although none are the owners of the vacant home) but many of the license plates are from out of state.
The other night a large SUV with Florida plates was blocking the alley and people were just hanging out around it. (more…)
“ANC Commissioner Amy Hemingway and resident Lydia Barclay being the first to sit on the benches.”
ANC Commissioner Amy Hemingway reports:
“I am thrilled to report NPS is in the process of installing four benches in Sherman Circle. This is the result of residents’ requests and passion, and support from ANC 4D, Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Todd, and 4C Commissioner Joe Martin.
The benches arrived at 6:56am this morning. And by 7am Ms. Lydia Barclay, from 8th and Hamilton, was the first person to sit on them. She couldn’t contain her excitement, having spent nearly 40 years walking this circle. While Ms. Barclay sat for a times seven minutes, she named countless benefits of the benches, from “welcoming residents to rest after exercise to reading a book.” She named a number of her friends she was starting to tell so they could come down soon. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
I took a walk down Upton Street, NW, a street so leafy and manicured it took a few minutes to figure out what – exactly – city I was in.
Did I accidentally end up in Decorah, Iowa? Am I on a golf course? Oh wait. That’s right.
North Cleveland Park.
Really, expensive, delicious, ah-mazing lawns: $1.5 million for a four bedroom that doesn’t even have a pool.
And the bunnies are everywhere.
It’s one of those neighborhoods that are proliferating throughout Washington. This one is in NW now but can also be seen in many other parts of the District.
Also proliferating? The bunny rabbits.
This is what the nation’s capital is becoming, isn’t it?
Because, to be honest, I can’t afford to take a walk and stop every five feet and say “oh what a beautiful rabbit”. And neither can many city wildlife who have been here much longer than I have. Because animals can’t talk. Obviously. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
Thanks to a reader for sending this gem from Craigslist:
“$500 / 300ft2 – Fitness-centric couple seeking athletic, open minded female housemate (16th St.)
We are seeking a unique housemate to add to our 2600+ sq foot house. To protect our privacy we are being a bit vague in this ad but are happy to provide more details on reply if you seem like a fit.
He is mid-30s and she is 23. She is the head of household in every way and we have an explicitly female-led relationship. We are seeking a housemate that would be comfortable fitting into that dynamic and playing at least some role in it. This would include supervising him to some degree and holding him accountable for his tasks and chores. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Background: A really bad thing happened to me yesterday, June 28. About 7:55 in the morning, I was in the crosswalk on the south side of Sherman Circle, heading to Illinois Ave., when a speeding SUV nearly hit me. I had a split second to decide what to do, and chose to leap back toward the Circle to avoid being hit; unfortunately, that meant leaping onto the sidewalk face first. End result is a broken nose, lost front tooth, and too many cuts, scrapes and soft tissue damage to discuss, but all, thankfully. will heal (and I have good insurance).
I wanted to write to you to give kudos to all the people who immediately came to my assistance. (more…)
Last week on Instagram (thanks to @caitylovesjames for tagging us in this great shot) I was lamenting CityCenter’s prices while admiring their style:
Turns out they got something I can afford – free putt putt!! Sweet. The course from City Golf is set up at 10th and I Street, NW across from Momofuku. You can register for a tournament Thursday here. Otherwise the course will remain open until July 2nd. Hours are 11am – 7pm. When I passed it on Saturday there was only one other group playing.
My new condo has these amazing high windows in the bedroom, which is in the back of the building on a corner that overlooks both an alley and a small lot. It’s three stories up and generally pretty quiet. EXCEPT:
Every single night I’ve lived here, the same enormous truck backs up our entire alley (beeping the entire way). It then idles underneath my windows as people from a hotel that abuts the lot (but does not own it) come in and out of their backdoor, slamming the truck doors and unloading what looks to be food. This goes on for about 20-25 minutes, before the truck takes off down the alley again. It usually gives a few short goodbye honks as its doing this, about 10 feet from my head. This all goes on around 2:30am every single night, weekdays and weekends.
I’ve gotten a high-rated noise machine. The truck (especially the honking and beeping) overpowers any setting it has. This one truck has become my nemesis, and it’s driving me crazy.
My questions are these: (more…)